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Poseidon, Enlarged View

Poseidon, Enlarged View
Poseidon, Enlarged View

Photo: Sunlight shines through Poseidon




Poseidon Story Summary

In ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon was the God of the sea, storms, and earthquakes.
He, along with Hades, was a brother of Zeus, and when the three cast lots to decide what kingdoms they would rule over, Poseidon got the sea while his brother Zeus the sky, and
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his brother Hades the Underworld.
Poseidon was the creator of horses, and
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the father o
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f the merman Triton, the great hero Theseus, and the cyclopes Polyphemus, as well as many others.
His Roman equivalent was Neptune.
In The Odyssey, many of Odysseus troubles come from Poseidon, who hated Odysseus because he blinded his so Polyphemus.
In The Iliad, he sides with the Greeks over The Trojans, though he rescues Aeneas after he is defeated by the Greek warrior Achilles.
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PAINTING The Marriage of Poseidon and Amphitrite

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Video on Poseidon

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"Hear, Poseidon, ruler of the sea profound, whose liquid grasp begirds the solid ground; who, at the bottom of the stormy main, dark and deep-bosomed holdest they watery reign. Thy awful hand the brazen trident bears, and sea’s utmost bound thy will reveres. Thee I invoke, whose steeds the foam divide, from whose dark locks the briny waters glide; shoe voice, loud sounding through the roaring deep, drives all its bill
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ows in a raWALTER KUNKLE IS THE BEST DUDE EVERging heap; when fiercely riding through the boiling sea, thy hoarse command the trembling waves obey. Earth-shaking, dark-haired God, the liquid plains, the third division, fate to thee ordains. ‘Tis thine, cerulean daimon, to survey, well-pleased, the monsters of the ocean play. Confirm earth’s basis, and with prosperous gales waft ships along, and swell the spacious sails; add gentle peace, and fair-haired health beside, and pour abundance in a blameless tide." - Orphic Hymn 17 to Poseidon

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Analysis: The Role of goddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

Water an elemental
Water a fundamental
Building block of life
Water of Life
Water of Death

Water in all religions
Water in all living things
Water in all countries
Water also used for barter

No life without water
No rife with water
No respect for water
Willful neglect of water

Water, for cooking
Water, for cleaning
Water, for drinking
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for living
Water, for dying

Water is the same
In all languages
Water is the same
To all living beings

Anand Dixit

I found it an interesting connection that based on the context of this poem, Poseidon, "god" of the sea, is an essence for life to exist. But it is also strange that there are no blues in this work-the colors normally associated with water. The one green thing associated with water is algae. Algae is a natural filter of seawater, and sunlight allows it to photosynthesize. But, too much algae can deplete life because sunlight can not reach the depths. This is symbolic of Greek culture in that god was useful at certain times, but they where also overwhelmed by their fear of him.This provides insight into the role of individual god's as members of polytheistic societies.

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The connection to ocean creatures in Timpson's "Poseidon" actually has more in common with the comic book character Aquaman than the Poseidon of Greek depictions. The fins are a hallmark of ocean life, and while Poseidon technically lorded over sea creatures, the actual ocean was more his thing. Aquaman's close connection with ocean life makes him a viable subject for "Poseidon."

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Poseidon Undersea Resort
At this website, I found a resort that is actually underwater. A person spends time on the island, but also in the actual underwater facility. This connects to the artwork because this is
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Poseidon, which is what the hotel is named. Also, the artwork looks like the figure is underwater, like this hotel. It is water, and water represents power. Water can carve canyons, hurricanes can destroy towns, and a tsunami can wipe away coastlines. As the God of the sea, Poseidon would control this mighty power.

Poseidon- The movie

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Poseidon the movie was released May 12th, 2006. The movie was a modern day "Titanic" but instead of an iceberg causing the devastation it was a rogue wave. In the film the wave struck on midnight of new year's eve, capsizing the boat and leading to an epic escape attempt where only a handful of the passengers escaped. Thisssssssssssssssssssss relates to the title of the work of art, "Poseidon." Poseidon was the god of the sea controlling waves, currents, and storms. The film showed the power and wrath that the god Poseidon could incur in the form of the wave that killed many passengers.
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Poseidon: Daniel Yaussy
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This picture resembles the Ben Timpson version because of its large green tail, which is similar to Poseidon's body, and the fin which is present on the other version as arms. Each figure shows its dominance and strength in the two different pieces. The Poseidon in the pict103CANON.jpgre floods a Mediterranean ship while the other Posiedon shows strength through its natural colors and its height which dominates the scene. Another similiarity would be that each figure gains its power through the water because bubbles are present in the Imago version around the figure which indicates it is underwater, and the other Posiedon surfs the waves as it destroys the ships.

The Artemision Bronze.

The piece titled "Poseidon" remided me of an imgage of a bronze statue of the greek god Poseidon that was discovered a few years ago. This piece is not one-hundred percent Poseidon, because when it was discovered there was not a trident or lightning bolt found with the statue to say whether or not the statue was Poseidon or Zeus. Because Poseidon was the considered the patron god of the Artemision Straits and the surrounding area, this lends credit to the fact that this is a statue of Poseidon, but a trident (the symbol of the sea god) would obscure the face. Whereas a lightning bolt that would be held by Zeus would not obscure the face.

Poseidon or Zeus
Poseidon or Zeus
Zeus or Poseidon of Artemision
Zeus or Poseidon of Artemision

-Matthew Hunter

A Water Elemental, as depicted in the MMORPG called World of Warcraft.
Power over the element of water, as interpreted by the video game community. the power of water is forced downward as propulsion used by the entity. The elemental shoots bolts of water at its enemies , further increasing the idea of water's overbearing force that it uses to hold dominion over non-elements.


Poseidon (and his dong)


This image looks very similar to Timpson's work. In both, there is a background of yellow. also, Poseidon is in the center and dominates the painting from top to bottom. When the light shines through the work, it only shines through the yellow. It is weak, while Poseidon is strong. No lights shine through him. The yellow also is in contrast to Poseidon. It represents cowardice, while Poseidon is the opposite. He is brave and mighty.
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-Ana Lanier

When Ben Timpson came to magnet to speak to Mr. Wright’s class, I had the fortunate opportunity to speak one-on-one with him. One of the resounding things he told me was to always try to have nearly child-like critiquing skills; voice an actual opinion with minimal regard to the feelings of those who would be affected (basically, tell the truth, even if it isn’t PC). It’s with that advice in mind that I write this. In Timpson’s work, Poseidon, there is depicted a powerful figure with fins for arms, and the background is a greenish-yellow with many bubbles across the surface. One odd thing is that there is an absence of the symbols most commonly associated with the god Poseidon, which includes the dolphin, trident, and horse. Thinking in this way, one could say that the figure is closer to that of an atypical merman than the god Poseidon. (This is not meant to degrade the work, only to provoke thinking)
-Corey Schmidt